SEED WALK @ Belgrave Library
I will be holding a seed planting session and leading a Seed Walk from Belgrave Library for families as part of the Spark Children's Art Festival.
Families can take home seeds they have sown in pots at the end of the day.
The session opens at 12pm and runs until 3pm after which there will be a procession and seed planting activity.
The activity is FREE and open to ALL.
I have been commissioned by artist Pasha Kincaid who is working with local families at Belgrave Library.
The children have taken the lead in choosing local artists they want to work with to produce an arts festival.
Time & Tide @ LPW
I'll be presenting a live performance and in-conversation event with artist Jo Dacombe who produces the riso-printed IMMINENT zine, exploring the concept of tidal phenomena in relation to climate change through poetry published in the latest 'Red Hot' issue of the zine which features my 'Red Tide' print.
The event is FREE and open to the public, it will be held during the Cultural Quarter Lates night on Friday 27th January at the Leicester Print Workshop. No need to book, the performance starts 6.30pm. There will be an opportunity to purchase the zine directly from the artist and limited editions of the print are also available.
Refreshments will be provided.
Leicester Print Workshop, 50 St Georges Street, LE1 1QG,
Flourish Award @ The Point Gallery
The final show in The Flourish Award touring exhibition
The Point Gallery, 16 South Parade, Doncaster DN1 2DR
Monday 14 November 2022 – Friday 27 January 2023
Selected from open submission, the 12th Flourish Award for Excellence in Print brings together the best of printmaking from across the UK. This year’s shortlisted artists selected by a panel of judges including curators Yasmin Canvin and Grant Scanlan and artist Mohammad Barrangi
The exhibition showcases a diverse range of printmaking techniques and themes with a rich mix of abstract and figurative work exploring local and global issues. There are intriguing visual narratives around urban and natural landscape in a time of climate change; personal stories and emotional journeys; migration and memory; flights of imagination and even astrophysics.
My Afterglow prints were shortlisted for the prize and can be seen in the show.
LPW members exhibition
I'll be exhibiting a new Japanese watercolour woodblock print Red Tide in the Leicester Print Workshop Members' Show 2022
11 November 2022 - 25 February 2023.
Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Leicester Print Workshop
50 St Georges St, Leicester, LE1 1QG
An opportunity to see work by members of the Leicester Print Workshop in this award winning studio in the heart of the Cultural Quarter in Leicester.
LSA Annual Members Exhibition 2022
I'll be showing new work at the LSA annual members show, the work was made during the lockdowns we had in Leicester during the pandemic and mark a set of circumstances that defined that period.
Newarke Houses Museum
Leicester LE2 7BY
Open - Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 | Sunday 11:00 - 16:00
Leicester Society of Artists’ annual exhibition has long been a highlight of the Leicester arts calendar, showcasing creative talent from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland since 1881. LSA members are all local artists and makers, some of international acclaim, who collaborate to bring an exhibition that continues to push the boundaries of achievement and entertainment value, with consistently high-quality submissions. There is a diverse range of media and styles, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, textiles, ceramics, and glass and most works are available to purchase.
This year sees the re-introduction of the LSA Student Award …but with a difference. Responding to the museum’s ‘Kampala to Leicester’ permanent exhibition students were asked for their interpretation of the refugee crisis. In conjunction with the city of sanctuary the student participated in a workshop with asylum seekers based in Leicester to execute an artwork based on their winning proposal. The LSA Exhibition Curator Lis Naylor says, 'It is the aim of LSA to encourage and support emerging artists to transition from student to professional by providing this award.'
TIERRA SOSTENIBLE (SUSTAINABLE EARTH) with Cocina CoLaboratorio @ Delfina Foundation Oct-Dec 2022
I will be taking part in TIERRA SOSTENIBLE (SUSTAINBLE EARTH) a series of workshops with resident trans-disciplinary collective Cocina CoLaboratorio (Mexico) who will hold a series of four gatherings of “enunciation” – thinking through and naming the causes we care about as a starting point to enact local change.
Taking place around the kitchen table, the local territory and in our imaginaries – and enacted through cooking, eating and sharing together – these four gatherings are inspired by the practice of Comunalidad.
Comunalidad is a set of collective practices enacted by the indigenous communities of Oaxaca in southern Mexico: it is a way of living and working that emerges from a specific relationship with nature proposing other organising mechanisms and an alternative to sustainability.
Over the course of the gatherings, participants will develop a collection of formulas, strategies and practices to build up trans-local learning environments and experiment with collaborative ways of strengthening our relationships with nature in order to aid its regeneration.
This series is for participants who seek to challenge, overthrow, and replace the systems that oppress and exploit nature, humans and other species.
This event is part of the public programme of Delfina Foundation’s fifth season of the Politics of Food, in partnership with Gaia Art Foundation and with additional support from a range of individuals and partners.
An Infinite Gift @ NAE
Following on from my summer residency at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham I'll be reconnecting to the people and places I built links with during my time spent exploring the allotment sites in the city through a seed sharing event, which is open to anyone.
For more details please see the eventbrite page on the NAE website. Places are limited, so if you wish to take part please book a space.- Click here
I've been invited by Delfina Foundation to present a talk at the Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery.
Mutation / Resilience is a day-long gathering reflecting on speculative, transdisciplinary practices that deal with food, land and communing, to speculate about how to contribute to building resilient communities. The gathering brings together associates from Delfina Foundation’s Politics of Food and Nottingham Contemporary’s Emergency & Emergence investigating the ways in which forms of life deviate and create new life forms.
Presentations by Rebecca Beinart, David Blandy, Beth Kettel, Maya Marshak, Theo Reeves-Evison, Mita Solanky
OPEN STUDIO @ LPW
Leicester Print Workshop’s Print Bazaar will take place on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th November, 10am – 4pm as part of Leicester Art Week.
I'll be opening my studio to visitors throughout the weekend with special offers on prints and framed work. Drop by and say hello!
There will be over 20 amazing artist stalls to browse from as well as a pizza van and great coffee.
You can also see the beautiful work in the members show in the LPW gallery space.
Leicester Print Workshop - Members Show 2022
LPW MEMBERS SHOW LAUNCH
Fri 11th November
6 - 8 PM
Everyone welcome to the launch of LPW's annual members show, an open and inclusive showcase of recent work including a range of practices and disciplines. The exhibition will be animated by a wide range of member's activity, including artist talks, workshops, mentoring sessions and demonstrations.
I'll be exhibiting my Japanese woodblock Red Tide print in the show.
Leicester Print Workshop
50 St. George Street, Leicester, LE1 1QG
0116 251 4174
Opening Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-5pm